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Rooted in Relationship: Youth Ministry Bears Fruit that Lasts

Posted by Jim Thorp

Lead article from the September 2020 issue of the DISCIPLE newsletter. Download the complete issue here.

For years Confirmation prep at St. Michael Catholic Church (StMCC) was a 9th- and 10th-grade program culminating in Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul or the Basilica of St. Mary. For many ... Read More »

Love & Lust: Event For High-School Girls

Posted by Jim Thorp

Join Catholic speaker and parishioner Michelle Steele for "The Difference Between Love and Lust: Dating, Relationships...How Far Is Too Far," a free event for high-school girls at St. Michael Catholic Church in the worship space.

Bring your girlfriends, grades 9-12; parents and mentors also encouragedd to come, and free ... Read More »

Bob Swift Takes Dream Job at Ham Lake

Posted by Jim Thorp

Note: The following is a letter from Faith Formation Director Bob Swift to St. Michael Catholic Church parishioners, dated September 22, 2020.

Greetings in the name of Lord Jesus Christ:

Today I am announcing my resignation as the Faith Formation Director at St. Michael Catholic Church. I have ... Read More »

Thinking About Becoming Catholic? Join Us For RCIA Information Nights

Posted by Jim Thorp

Are you or is someone that you know interested in becoming Catholic? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program assists people in their understanding of the Bible, Catholic beliefs and living the Catholic faith. Registration is free and open to all adults who have not been baptized ... Read More »

Bulletin Column: Why Tithing Matters

Posted by Jim Thorp

By Fr. Brian Park “The Lord’s are the earth and its fullness: the world and those who dwell in it.” – Psalm 24:1

Few topics test the patience of the faithful like money does. As a result, some pastors avoid the subject altogether or leave it to their business ... Read More »

On Mission: New Faces, New Approaches at StMCS This Fall

Posted by Jim Thorp

Lead article from the August 2020 issue of DISCIPLE, online now.

It’s been the steady drumbeat since Melissa Ginther arrived as the new principal at St. Michael Catholic School (StMCS) this summer—the question behind almost every conversation: What will school be like for parish school students this fall?

“Recognizing ... Read More »

Friday Morning Mass to Remain at 7:30 AM

Posted by Jim Thorp

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are rethinking how we celebrate our weekly school Mass. As a result, the Friday morning Mass will remain a regular daily Mass at 7:30 AM.

Please rest assured that there will still be a weekly school Mass! School families will be contacted directly ... Read More »

Information Packet: 8th Grade Discipleship Groups and Confirmation

Posted by Bob Swift

The 2020-2021 Information Packet For 8th Grade Discipleship Groups and Confirmation is now available (Please Click Here). Families with an 8th grade teen who plans to discern receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation during the upcoming school year should do the following: 1.) Complete online registration for Discipleship Groups 2020-2021 ... Read More »

Faith Formation Online Registration Is Now Open

Posted by Bob Swift

St. Michael Faith Formation online registration is now open on the parish website under the Formation Tab at This includes LIFT Family Formation, 1st Communion / 1st Reconciliation Classes, and the Impact Ministry for 8th Grade Parents. Online registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) opens on ... Read More »

EFC 'Day' Camps Means No Confessions Tuesday, Adoration Moves Back to Chapel

Posted by Jim Thorp

Next week, Aug. 10-13 in the evenings, STMA Catholic Youth Ministry will be hosting Extreme Faith Camp (EFC) 'Day' Camps for students in grades 7-9 onsite at St. Michael Catholic Church, both outdoors and in the church.

EFC Day Camp requires a few changes to other activities for the ... Read More »